Our patients’ health and safety is our number one concern. The CDC and Governor Ron Desantis has declared that optometrists in Florida can resume care with safeguards in place. Starting May 11th, we are reopening both offices and will resume routine care and urgent care.
If you do come to the office please be advised of these procedures.
- To reduce paperwork and time in the office, our intake forms must be filled out online at least one day prior to your appointment. Look out for the email from IntakeQ!
- All Bright Eyes staff members and patients over the age of 2 must wear masks or face coverings while in the office. Helpful information from the CDC can be found here. For information on facemasks for children, please read this. If you have concerns about a dependent who may not tolerate a mask, please ask us.
- To further limit interaction, patients will enter in the front door and exit through the rear door.
- To reduce patient interaction, please come unaccompanied to your visit. Children or adults with special needs may bring one caregiver. You will not interact with other patients during your exam.
- When you arrive at the office, stay in your car and text us at 813-792-0637. We will reply when it is time to come to the front door. Your temperature will be taken with a touchless thermometer. Any patient with a fever of over 100.4 degrees F will be asked to reschedule. An assistant will escort you directly to your exam where you will wash your hands. After the assistant cleans the equipment and collects preliminary information, the doctor will conduct the exam.
- An important note about retinal imaging:Our doctors want all patients, who are physically able, to have retinal imaging every annual exam. This is the best way to evaluate eye health and reduce prolonged close contact. Retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes, retinal detachment, and diabetes can be more easy found and documented.
To limit interaction, there are blue floor lines designating patient areas. If directed to a particular area, please stay there until a staff member redirects you. If you need help, please ask!
- If you need to select glasses, an optician will assist you and collect any frames that have been tried on for disinfection.
- Dr. Nate Bonilla-Warford, Dr. Beth Knighton, and the Bright Eyes Staff.
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